No Words Unspoken


My friend Jeff Nischwitz sends out a daily email about how you can transform your life and your organization.

Yesterday’s email was about his Mom’s passing and how it made him realized that in an instant anyone of his friends, family or even himself could be gone.

This is true.

Joe was alive one moment and the next he was gone. He was served breakfast at 6:30 a.m. and when the staff went to get him for physical therapy at 8 a.m. – he was gone.

Like Jeff and his Mom, there were no words left unsaid between Joe and me. However, I would love the opportunity to tell him “I love you.” one more time and to hear him respond “I love you, too dear.”

But that exchange will not happen.

Maybe it will once I get to heaven but perhaps the only person I will say “I love you.” to in heaven is Jesus.

So learn from what Jeff and I have experienced – leave no words unspoken and say “I love you.” every chance you get. Because there will come a moment when you want to say it but your beloved will not be here.

Or you may not be here.


red-rose_signatureBio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of chocolate, red roses and golden retrievers and is an amateur photographer.